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Grand Gardens Photography Tour day trip set for June 2
POSTED: 05/11/2011
This trip is called the Grand Gardens Photography Tour Day Trip and while participants are invited to bring their cameras, they're welcome to come along without them as well. The tour's first stop will be the Unity Village Rose Garden in Lee's Summit where visitors can see 800 award-winning rose bushes. After buffet-style lunch at the Unity Inn, the group will visit the Kauffman Memorial Garden near the Country Club Plaza with its colorful annuals, perennial beds, and playful fountains. The final garden to be toured is the Laura Conyers Smith Rose Garden in Kansas City's Loose Park, which features 3,000 roses and 150 varieties. Along the way, photographer Marilyn Lyons will show participants how to get that "million dollar shot" and how to use specific features on their cameras such as taking closeups and capturing wide outdoor vistas. "Perform a catalog search for the keywords “day trip” to find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities Catalog and online listings at

This trip will leave at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, from Antioch Park 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and return at approximately 4 p.m. that day. The cost is $27 per person and includes lunch.

While the JCPRD's 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the District's Registration Department at (913) 831-3359, and if space is available without forfeiting the place of a person over 50, their registration can be taken.

The JCPRD's Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the District's website at

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